For Practitioners

Covid-19: Emergency Procedures and Services

These notifications tell you about changes to procedures in response to COVID-19. They must be read in conjunction with the full procedures for that subject area.

All procedures must be viewed form their original source to ensure that you are using the most up-to-date version. The full procedures may be found on the Old Zone (accessible to Aberdeen City Council staff only). Full procedures from the Child Protection Committee can be viewed here.

Covid-19 General Information COVID-19 

Useful websites and information on both national and local services and information during COVID-19:

MaternityCOVID-19 Response 6 April 2020

Reasonable Hope: Construct, Clinical Applications, and Supports

Home Fire Safety Checklist

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Some sites and information Published 06.04.2020

COVID-19 Updates 

CECLIS - COVID-19 Information Point for Children's Care & Protection

Theraplay Activities by Dimension

Financial support for people who are care experienced

Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland -  An online training programme has been developed by AFA Scotland. They have a mixture of half-day spot light sessions,  a 1 day workshop and a specialised course, Securing Children’s Futures, accredited by Strathclyde University.  Details of all these training events can be found in the link above. Booking forms are available  as a download from their website www.afascotland.com.

Stop It Now - Harmful Sexual Behaviour Toolkit -  Research shows that around a third of child sexual offences in the UK are carried out by under 18s. Covid-19 restrictions mean that many children are spending more time unsupervised offline and online. Stop It Now have made a toolkit to spread awareness of the signs of harmful sexual behaviour, and help parents and professionals take action to prevent abuse happening.

Stop It Now - Upstream Prevention Pack

 

 

 

GIRFEC Aberdeen Operational Guidance 2019

The Integrated Children’s Services Board promotes the use of the GIRFEC approach to enable us to collectively achieve our vision for children and young people across Aberdeen city.

All agencies have agreed to follow the GIRFEC Aberdeen Operational Guidance 2019 to ensure that we Get it Right For Every Child in Aberdeen and have aligned their processes and procedures to support closer partnership working. An editable chronology template is available here.

This guidance is subject to regular review and we welcome your feedback to ensure that it continues to support effective working practices.

Please e-mail any comments or suggestions to namedperson@aberdeencity.gov.uk and your feedback will inform subsequent reviews.

The Child’s Plan

The Child's Plan is part of the GIRFEC approach to promote, support and safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people. There are three versions of the Child's Plan. Please choose the version which you need from the following: 
 
NHS Grampian are currently working on a Privacy Notice. Once this has been finalised we will make it available for use.
 

The Aberdeen Practice Model

The Aberdeen Practice Model – DRAFT provides information on service delivery in Aberdeen and is available to download by clicking on the image to the right.

The Integrated Children’s Service’s Board promote the use of the GIRFEC approach to enable us to collectively achieve our vision for children and young people across Aberdeen city. All agencies have agreed to follow this Guidance to ensure that we Get it Right For Every Child in Aberdeen and have aligned their processes and procedures to support closer partnership working.

This Guidance, regardless of your role, will guide your work with children and young people, parents, carers and colleagues. Our GIRFEC approach builds on the good practice that we already deliver – where we work together irrespective of our job titles to ensure that we support children and young people to achieve the best possible outcomes.

This Guidance is subject to regular review and we welcome your feedback to ensure that it continues to support effective working practices. Please e-mail any comments or suggestions to namedperson@aberdeencity.gov.uk and your feedback will inform subsequent reviews.

 

 

 

A PRACTITIONER'S GUIDE TO INFORMATION SHARING, CONFIDENTIALITY AND CONSENT TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S WELLBEING

New information sharing guidance is available for all practitioners and managers working with children, young people and their families within the public, private and third sectors.

This guidance has been produced by partner agencies across Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Moray Council, Police Scotland and NHS Grampian to ensure consistent practice.

The guidance is fully aligned with current information sharing legislation and will empower practitioners to share information confidently to support, protect and promote the wellbeing of children and young people.

GIRFEC Training

GIRFEC training is available for individuals who work across Children’s Services within Aberdeen City only and there is no cost to undertake this training.

Please note, Aberlour is the provider for this training.

For any queries please contact:
safeguardingtraining.aberdeen@aberlour.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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